EOL Seminar - Progress of the Microphysics Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Clouds and Aerosols for Better Understanding the Earth’s Climate

Date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location: 
FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room
Contact Name: 
Steve Oncley
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
8757

Progress of the Microphysics Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Clouds and Aerosols for Better Understanding the Earth’s Climate

 

Teruyuki Nakajima

JAXA/EORC

 

The last two decades was a great period of significant progress in

satellite remote sensing of the microphysical characteristics of clouds and aerosols.

NOAA AVHRR, EOS MODIS and ESSP CLOUDSAT&CALIPSO are among those

sensors that contributed to the progress. I like to overview the progress by

taking several useful microphysical parameters of the atmospheric particulate matter

for evaluating the magnitude of the direct and indirect climate effects of aerosols, of which estimate still has a large uncertainties. Combined use of climate models is also

important element to solve this difficult jigsaw puzzle. I will introduce

some effort of developing non-hydrostatic atmospheric models for simulating the

aerosol and cloud microphysical fields.

 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 3:30 PM

Refreshments 3:15 PM

NCAR-Foothills Laboratory

3450 Mitchell Lane

Bldg 2 Small Seminar (Rm1001)

Seminar will be webcast at http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl2-live.htm

EOL SEMINAR COORDINATORS: Steve Oncley and Stuart Beaton oncley@ucar.edu, beaton@ucar.edu https://www.eol.ucar.edu/workshops-seminars